Yasmine.

Before I begin, I would like to thank Yasmine for having the courage to defy her reality, to find her voice, to grow and continue to heal past the trauma. I hope our women stand together, empower one another and hold each other in times of tragedy.  As I read Yasmine’s story “My Mom Took Me … Continue reading Yasmine.

April Lullaby

Iyeoka Okoawo is a Nigerian-American poet, artist, singer, activist, educator and TEDGlobal fellow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XvLtpDugHA     Nneka, 35, is a Nigerian hiphop/soul/reggae singer, songwriter and actress.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ivg3J3h5Ps   Hindi Zahra is a Franco-Moroccan singer and actress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI2XuIOW3gM   Kojey Radical is a London based poet, musician and mixed media visual artist.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LGcPd4y50k You can … Continue reading April Lullaby

Basic guidelines for solidarity activists

Solidarity  often translates into a saviorship complex, whereby the so called solidarity activist views the oppressed group with pity and aims to help through saving them from their turmoil. Pity as a sentiment stems from feelings of supremacy and arrogance. They enforce subconscious feelings of inferiorizing and othering. Rather than extending arms for support, individuals with … Continue reading Basic guidelines for solidarity activists

الوطن ينادي باسم الحرية

:تحتّم المواجهة المستمرة والمتصاعدة مع الاحتلال على الفلسطينيين تقيم دورهم في الهبّة الجماهيرية التي يشهدها الوطن بأسره، وإن بحدة وكثافة متباينة. تمتد المقاومة لنواحٍ عديدة ولا تقتصر على الاشتباك في الشارع، بل تشمل كذلك التكافل الاجتماعي وتطور الوعي السياسي. أشعل هذه الهبّة ما يسمى بجيل أوسلو ولكن طابعها الشبابي لم يمنعها من الوصول إلى شرائح … Continue reading الوطن ينادي باسم الحرية

Israeli propaganda machine sends a false image with the video of Ahmad Mansara

English follows Arabic:  توضيح من محامي اللجنه التنسيقيه للمقاومه الشعبيه الاستاذ طارق برغوت : الاعلام العبري تداول فيديو يظهر من خلاله الطفل الاسير المصاب احمد مناصرة ( مهانيه ) وهو يتناول الطعام علی فراش المستشفی وتم الادعاء ان السجانين يطعموه بايديهم وانهم يعاملونه معامله حسنه .. ان هذا الافتراء مقرف .. واليكم القصه الحقيقيه .. … Continue reading Israeli propaganda machine sends a false image with the video of Ahmad Mansara

Dear Mona

Israeli military court thrives on breaking the Palestinian mind and soul. It exists to perpetuate Israel’s very apartheid structure with a conviction rate of 99.97%. It’s a kangaroo style court in which Palestinians have already been found guilty prior to entering the court room. What is being negated is the form of punishment, and regardless … Continue reading Dear Mona

Recollection and memory, Al-Nakba continues

Editor's note: The following post is written by the medic that was present on the scene on May 15th 2014, during the killing of Mohammad Odeh and Nadeem Nuwwarah as protesters commemorated al-Nakba near Ofer Military Prison. By Karam (Muhannad) During Nakba day commemoration, Birzeit’s student council were trying to gather students to go to Ofer, … Continue reading Recollection and memory, Al-Nakba continues

Revisiting non-violence and solidarity

As the situation in Baltimore unravels it is essential to revisit the discourse on non-violence and solidarity. It seems that as the situation escalates in Baltimore many have scurried to their social media accounts to express their opinions on the course of action to be taken. Unfortunately, it seems that a good portion of those … Continue reading Revisiting non-violence and solidarity